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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Social Studies Questions

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Grade 8 Colonial Period
What did Virginians call their first representative assembly?
  1. The House of Burgesses
  2. The House of Representstives
  3. The House of Commons
  4. The House of Planters
Grade 8 Dynastic China
The largest contiguous empire in history was ruled by                   
  1. The Roman Empire
  2. The Yuan Dynasty
  3. The Queen's Bounty
  4. The Tsao Dynasty
Grade 8 Bodies of Water and Continents
Grade 8 Exploration
Who was first explorer to attempt to circumnavigate the globe?
  1. Hernando De Soto
  2. Curious George
  3. Vasco de Gama
  4. Ferdinand Magellan
Grade 8 Industrial Revolution
Who invented the steamboat?
  1. Robert Fulton
  2. Eli Whitney
  3. Elizabeth Stanton
  4. Samuel Morse
Grade 8 US Laws and Amendments
A change or addition to a bill is known as a what?
  1. Veto
  2. Article
  3. Conference
  4. Amendment
Grade 8 Exploration
Grade 8 Exploration
The Age of Exploration began because which monarch sponsored many early explorers?
  1. King Ferdinand
  2. Prince William
  3. King Charles
  4. Prince Henry
Grade 8 Exploration
Grade 8 Exploration
In 1488 which explorer became the first European to reach the Indian Ocean by sea?
  1. Vasco de Gama
  2. Hernan Cortes
  3. Amerigo Vespucci
  4. Bartolomeu Dias
Grade 8 Exploration
Grade 8 Roman Empire
Who was the first emperor of Rome?
  1. Julius Caesar
  2. Augustus Caesar
  3. Constantine
  4. Marc Anthony
Grade 8 Early National Era
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